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Old 03-09-2010, 06:33 PM   #1
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so i take my vspec case out the oven. Pop the front bearing out no problem. Tap the case on the counter the rear bearing comes loose no problem.

Only thing is, i can't get the rear bearing out. Like it literally will not fit through the back end where the rear back plate goes.

Do they build the case around the bearing or something? it has cooled and i have done everything except break the case. If i pull almost as hard as i can it gets stuck in the back where the back plate goes.

Do i have to dremel it to bits or something? This is weird.

Suggestions?
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damn, finally got it out. Cannot believe i did not break the case. Looks like i will have to freeze the new one to put in.


nothing to see here. Move along
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Just as I was gonna submit you gone and figured it out
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damn, finally got it out. Cannot believe i did not break the case. Looks like i will have to freeze the new one to put in.


nothing to see here. Move along
As you figured out you have to have the bearing in the right position ( square to the block) I place the new bearings in a zip lock bag then place them in the freezer (usually over night ) then heat the block install the bearings and your done.
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Or buy an engine tooling kit.

Turns a pain in the A$$, time consuming job into a simple 2 minute job.
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Or buy an engine tooling kit.

Turns a pain in the A$$, time consuming job into a simple 2 minute job.
It takes me a matter of minutes to remove and install bearings . Doesn't cost a cent .
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It takes me a matter of minutes to remove and install bearings . Doesn't cost a cent .
I'll stick with my tooling kit. When you change as many bearings as I do, you need something better than the "pop it in the oven" method. Makes life easier and you always know you have a perfectly seated bearing.
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out of curiousity, i checked on your engine bearing tooling kit. At the very least 150.00$$$

Nah, i don't change that many bearings




so, what is the best way to know if the front/rear bearings are fully seated? I have changed bearings twice before, but was always worried that the bearings were not fully seated. What is the best way to tell? for all i know the bearings i put in before are not seated properly
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out of curiousity, i checked on your engine bearing tooling kit. At the very least 150.00$$$

Nah, i don't change that many bearings




so, what is the best way to know if the front/rear bearings are fully seated? I have changed bearings twice before, but was always worried that the bearings were not fully seated. What is the best way to tell? for all i know the bearings i put in before are not seated properly
Best way to seat them without a tooling kit is to use the crank and a flywheel to seat them while the block is still hot. Just insert the crank like normal, and install the flywheel with collet and tighten it down with the nut. Should seat the bearings properly.

I didn't mind spending the money once to get a good tooling set. Makes life much easier. I change all of my engine bearings as well as all of my buddies'.
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Best way to seat them without a tooling kit is to use the crank and a flywheel to seat them while the block is still hot. Just insert the crank like normal, and install the flywheel with collet and tighten it down with the nut. Should seat the bearings properly.

I didn't mind spending the money once to get a good tooling set. Makes life much easier. I change all of my engine bearings as well as all of my buddies'.
that was a big help jammin. Thanks.
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Best way to seat them without a tooling kit is to use the crank and a flywheel to seat them while the block is still hot. Just insert the crank like normal, and install the flywheel with collet and tighten it down with the nut. Should seat the bearings properly.

I didn't mind spending the money once to get a good tooling set. Makes life much easier. I change all of my engine bearings as well as all of my buddies'.

Do you have a link to this kit?
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Do you have a link to this kit?
I use the GRP kit which has been discontinued. There are others out there though.
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I use one of those electric pancake griddles to heat my motor. It goes up to 400 degrees if needed. I make an aluminum foil "hat" to sit on top of the motor while it heats to help get the temps up. My deep freeze is just a few feet away, so I put my bearings in there overnight and grab them when the motor gets hot enough to put the bearings in.

Just don't make the mistake of putting the damn rear main bearing in backwards. I did that last time and ruined the bearing getting it back out. Boy was I pissed.
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